The True Patriot and Related Writings
Te present volume contains three pamphlets –; the Serious Address, the History of the Present Rebellion, and the Dialogue Between the Devil, the Pope, and the Pretender –; and one journal, the True Patriot of 1745-6. Coming from what may be called the second period of Fielding's intensive political journalism, they are all informed by the same political purpose: to deal with the crisis represented by the Jacobite uprising known as the ‘Forty-Five' and with the implications this event was perceived to have or the Pelham administration in particular.
As usual with the Wesleyan Edition, there is a detailed introduction, a textual introduction, textual apparatus, and full annotation throughout the texts, as well as an index.
CONTRIBUTORS: W.B. Coles.
"The long-awaited edition is a major advance in Fielding studies (it) seems to me of exceptionally high quality."—C.J. Rawson, Notes and Queries
"This volume's great distinction is its awareness of the shifting political context as the Jacobite threat ran its course Coley expertly draws on a wealth of contemporary newspapers and pamphlets, Fielding's own published writings, and manuscript letters to produce new and vividly informative contextual commentary"—Times Literary Supplement
"another invaluable volume in a series which has put an almost unedited author at last within the purview of literary scholarship."—Pat Rogers, Modern Language Review
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